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  1. I agree, that we need both, and of course it has got to be the right passion, and the right reason for getting God's knowledge. There is no doubt we totally need both.
  2. There are many verses, but here is probably the most prominent one. 1Th 4:13-18 (13) But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. (14) For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. (15) For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. (16) For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: (17) Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. (18) Wherefore comfort one another with these words. And you can check out 1 Corinthians chapter 15.
  3. First of all, it is not true that the King James bible, was the first English translation to use the word "falling away". In fact here is a bible that was before the King James version that used this word: (The Bishop's bible (1568)) (2Th 2:3 (3) Let no man deceaue you by any meanes, for [the Lorde shall not come] excepte there come a fallyng away first, & that that man of sinne be reuealed, the sonne of perdition,) Now the Tyndale bible, and these other bibles, may have used the word "departure", but that does not mean it was not talking about an apostasy, or a departure from the faith. Here is the Geneva bible, on this. (Geneva bible) (2Th 2:3 (3) Let no man deceiue you by any meanes: for that day shall not come, except there come a departing first, and that that man of sinne be disclosed, euen the sonne of perdition,) And then we have to take things in context. Here is what it says, in context: (King James bible) (2Th 2:1-4 (1) Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, (2) That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. (3) Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; (4) Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.) Now verse 1, if you compare it with the 1 Thessalonians rapture scripture, and also compare it with second coming scriptures, it fits more with the rapture scripture. And verse 1 is talking about 1 day, not 2 days, for that day (singular) shall not come, except there come a falling away first. It would not make sense for the word falling away to mean a departure from earth to meet the Lord in the sky, when that day is referring to the rapture. For it would be saying that the rapture cannot come except the rapture happens first, which makes no sense. No the apostasy has got to come before the rapture takes place, and also the revealing of the Antichrist, and then the rapture can take place, which this guy that gets revealed, will be destroyed by Christ in some manner at his second coming. And also, Jerome's Latin Vulgate is known to be a very corrupt translation. And the Strong's concordance shows the word in the Greek to be Apostasia, and the King James people did translate from the original Greek and Hebrew.
  4. A verse that has spoken to me is this next one: Jas 4:7 (7) Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. First comes submission, then the ability to resist the devil. I know it is tough, especially when there is pain, but do not let the pain move you towards frustration, look to God irregardless to the pain, worship him in the midst of the trial. I know it is not easy, but think of Job and what he went true. Job's faith was tried and tested, and I believe that it was a type of sanctification process that Job was going through. Psa 22:3 (3) But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel. God inhabited Israel's praise when they walked with him, but also he inhabits our praise. But do not enter into praise as something you try out, in order to get relief from an attack, God wants to perfect our praise, to were your and my worship, becomes purified, and becomes more and more real. The things we do, such as prayer, praise and so forth, are important, and we need these things in our lives, but these things in and of themselves are not the answer, but the salvation of Christ, through the cross, and his resurrection, is the answer. We enter praise, out of a grateful and thankful, adoring heart, and in worshiping God for who he is, therein is blessing , deliverance and so forth. Rest in his salvation, and God will answer. Psa 27:14 (14) Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD. Continue to praise him, love him and so forth, while resting in his salvation, and God will produce patience and trust towards him in you, and the answer will be fulfilled.
  5. Yes you must choose to obey him, but you can choose to obey something he says out of a wrong motive. Heb 4:12 (12) For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Intents either shows right obedience or wrong obedience (which would really be disobedience, but to the person they would consider it obedience). Now does obedience depend upon us feeling to obey this or that, no!!! You obey God irregardless to feelings, but in saying that there are other people who disregard feelings all together. It is either a feelingless gospel, or a gospel that depends on just feelings, but in truth it is neither. Feelings are not a sin, for God gave us feelings, but rather it is to rightly know how to appropriate our feelings. Heb 4:15 (15) For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. There is feelings to love, but in love you obey God no matter what, whether feelings or not, but also their can be emotions with love and there are emotions that accompany real love. There are some who say they are full of love, yet are emotionless, they are not touched by the bondages of people etc. And then there are some caught in emotionalism, were it is all about feelings no matter what, and they are often under what is called hysteria. If the feelings lead towards attention to self, well then it is wrong, plain and simple. I know a lot of people are afraid to cover the area of feelings, but it is real, and even in our worship we can feel the presence of God.
  6. Now I know people tend to say that love is an action, and there are some truths to that, but is a mere action in and of itself love? 1Co 13:3-7 (3) And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing. (4) Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, (5) Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; (6) Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; (7) Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. The word charity no doubt is an action word, but it is not just mere action that is love, for it says that you can bestow all your goods to feed the poor and have no love. God is looking for actions that are wrought through purity, that are real. To were you really are becoming that way. Love is a rightly motivated action, that is spurred on by the one who is love (God), and done as we allow Christ to flow through us. That is true godly love. And also it says that love does not rejoice in iniquity, but in the truth. Joh 14:15 (15) If ye love me, keep my commandments. See it says if you love me, keep my commandments, but it does not say because you try to keep the commandments themselves, you automatically love him, but rather it is first surrendering to love, which will spur you to keep the commandments of God, because you care about God, and not the other way around. A lot of people take this scripture, so to say that the keeping itself shows forth the love, but rather it is first surrendering yourself to God and his salvation, then once you are in that frame of things, then you will be able to properly obey God's commands. God is love.
  7. Thanks for sharing. One thing that helps me, is studying what Christ has done on the cross, in a deeper manner, and letting those truths, make me and mold me, and allowing those truths to bring me to freedom in Christ, from whatever bondage. Now no one is perfect, and we all have battles, that includes me, but man all the answers are in Christ and him crucified. One thing that speaks to me a lot is in resting in his salvation, and I believe there is healing in his salvation provision. Eph 6:10-18 (10) Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. (11) Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. (12) For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. (13) Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. (14) Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; (15) And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; (16) Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. (17) And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: (18) Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; Of course we have victory in Jesus, but the good fight of faith, is a fight that has to be fought, with the knowledge that the victory has already been won, it is a fight against spiritual wickedness, but it is a fight for faith, or to go forward or deeper in faith or maintain faith. The cross and the resurrection of Christ is were the victory is at. Another verse that speaks to me, and has helped me, is this next one: Mat 11:28-30 (28) Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. (29) Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. (30) For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. And of course this next verse has also helped me a lot: Joh 8:31-32 (31) Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; (32) And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. God bless you alexis909.
  8. Rev 16:13-14 (13) And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. (14) For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. Devils do have some kind of power. And it shows that the beast (antichrist) and the false prophet, will have spirits of devils, working miracles. Here is a specific thing the false prophet shall do. Rev 13:11-13 (11) And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. (12) And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. (13) And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, But now here is something interesting as concerns the Antichrist. Rev 13:3-4 (3) And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. (4) And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? Now the beast has 7 heads and 10 horns, and I believe that the 7 heads is referring to 7 heads of nations. Now it was not the beast that was wounded, but rather it was one of his heads. So the particular head of nation, I believe will have a assassination attempt, to were he comes close to death, yet his deadly wound shall be healed, and then they wonder after the beast, see the world saw something in the beast, that made them wonder, and I truly believe that the Antichrist here, lays hands on the head and heals him, therefore the world wondering after the beast, and saying who can make war with him? And it does say that the beast shall have miracle power (Rev 16:13-14). So can evil spirits heal? It is possible, but either way, they do so to deceive, and a head of nation being healed of a wound that would have lead to death, sounds like healing to me. So the ultimate concern should not be whether evil spirits can heal or not, but rather whether the thing being done is of God or not.
  9. I would disagree. And look into stuff such as documents coming from Alexandria Egypt (which most modern translations go by), and documents coming from Antioch (which the King James goes by), and see what the bible has to say concerning these places.
  10. Satan of course always tries to duplicate God's ways, of course he cannot do all the things that God can do, now can Satan heal? There is nothing really clear in the gospel concerning this, that I know of, but here is an interesting scripture: Rev 16:13-14 (13) And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. (14) For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
  11. 1Ti 4:1 (1) Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; People are giving heed to seducing spirits and are being seduced by them. And a lot of what is happening has to do with, a lot of people being lazy in their spiritual walk, and have allowed their hearts to harden towards God's word, and some have been so seared in their conscience that they actually think they are following Jesus when they are not. It is like things they once knew, they have grown blind to. The love of the world chokes the word, and a lot of people's stances is based on what pleases them.
  12. We really need to careful in this area, and dancing like David, was great for he danced before the Lord, and it is a personal thing, for to dance before the Lord, out of a rejoiceful heart is great, which would not promote attention to self, but a selfless act of praise before God. Spiritually dancing before the Lord, has nothing to do with these things people call celestial dancing, and so forth, but it is genuine, pure and true. Now worldly dancing is motivated by the spirit of this world, which is not of God.